Friday, January 11, 2013

Mumbai Veeegy Pulav

We all have started new year 2013 with full zing and energy. This winter , where our taste buds wants tasty and spicy food, it is necessary for the food to be nutritious to withhold the winter winds. So lets start this new year with a tasty healthy recipe...which is Mumbai Veeegy Pulav which has a balance of protein, carbohydrate and micro-nutrients. Also it has the best mixture of Indian spices, easy to cook.........a simple recipe .........In  mumbai style vegetable pulav I have added pav bhaji masala to overcome the mundane taste of pulav. It has egg which serves a good source of first class proteins that helps increase our immunity and the vegetables take care of our micro-nutrients requirements. This is exact dinner recipe when you had a long busy day and you are tired to easy delicious recipe..........ENJOY IT............I DID.........:)


1/2 Cup Basmati Rice.

1/2 tbsp Ghee (preferably homemade)

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

3-4 cloves

1 garlic cloves ( finely chopped)

cashew nuts (optional)

1/2 cup carrot (long sliced)

1/2 cup broccoli

1/2 cup tomato (long sliced)

1 egg 

1 tsp Pav Bhaji masala

1/2 tsp Black pepper powder

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp cream to garnish (optional)


1. Wash basmati rice and cook it in pressure cooker. ( add little less than 1 cup water while cooking so that it comes out free).

2. After the rice is cooked remove gently in a plate to cool down.

2.  In a pan heat ghee, add cumin seeds, cashew nuts, garlic let them cook for a minute, add carrot broccoli and allow to cook them for 3 minutes. 

4. Add egg in to pan along with  black pepper powder and wait till the egg gets  to cooked.

5. Add tomatoes and pav bhaji masala, toss tomatoes for around 30-40 seconds .

6. Add cooked rice  and salt in the pan and stir gently so that the rice grains do not break.

7. Garnish with a whip of cream

Best Accompanied with: Yoghurt, Pickle , Papad or different raitas.

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